Tutorial Series: Skincare Routine
This post was originally written for guest blog feature on BeautyReview.com, please go check it out here.If you are reading this, then you are probably a keen makeup fan. One of the most neglected steps for make-up wearers is looking after your skin before and after application. It’s really important to prep your skin for a full day of wearing makeup and also to make sure that you are really thoroughly cleaning all the makeup from your skin at the end of the day. Going to sleep without washing all of your makeup off means it has all night to sit in your pores and stop your skin from breathing properly. The most obvious side affect of this is break outs; as a teen I was happy removing my make up with a baby wipe, I didn’t suffer from bad skin or spots, so I did not see the point in spending the time or money on changing up my skin care routine. However, sleeping in makeup can also cause dull skin, dry skin, chapped lips, eye infections and more. Spending 10 minutes in the bathroom before bed to really take care of your face is totally worth it to have healthy clean skin. But where to start? It can be quite daunting and confusing with all the products available out there; is it a gimmick or does it actually work? Do you need it or is it an unnecessary luxury? Obviously everyone has different skin and different needs, but as a general rule, you don’t have to spend loads of money to take good care of your skin; here I am going to talk you through an affordable skin care routine that you can realistically maintain daily. Makeup Removal First step makeup removal is easily achievable with makeup wipes or micellar water & cotton pads; I prefer the latter because they are more gentle on my eyes. [Pictured: Essano Rosehip Micellar Water & L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water] These bottles are usually around the $10-15 mark and last ages.